Goal Reboot

Half way through the year and I am feeling pretty amazing.  How are you feeling? I’ll wait…

So this is just a little check up or check in.  I am sure most of you set goals or resolutions this year and I just wanted to take some time to send some encouragement your way.  I have had my moments of giving up within these last six months.  One major thing that keeps me going is my purpose.  I was born for the things that I have been blessed to do such as write these posts, encourage others, build community, and help as many people as I can.  We are all here to serve others but there are different ways to serve and we have to find our own unique way of doing so.  So with all of that being said, I set some goals for this year and I have found a new boost of energy when achieving them.

At the beginning of the year I set my word for the year and it is PREPARE. I definitely feel like I am being prepared for some major things coming up and I have to daily remind myself that with preparation comes patience (impatient as hell), faith and belief.  I’m being tested in all of these right now everyday.  I choose to stay consistent in where God is leading me and take at least one step a day to my goals and dreams.

One major goal was to put more time into building my business and my brand.  I started really putting into practice the scripture “Faith without works is dead”.   I used to be that person that was like if I ask God for it that is all that I need to do to get it.  Foolishness, so not true at all.  I have really started putting in the work. Making sure that I am posting everyday, learning all that I can to make the business better and make it grow. I want Simply My Purpose to be one of the best Purpose coaching boutiques in the world. I have so many dreams and goals tied into this business and I can’t wait to see them all come together.

Another goal is to finish my degree. I have been putting this thing off so much because I don’t have a real reason other than I have times of laziness and I just don’t want to study for the two test that I need to take to complete the process. But recently I had a little bit of a scare when it came to not having my degree (details of that coming in a future post). Thanking God that it didn’t disrupt my next move. But I have set a date to take each test and I am studying for them and plan to have them completed by the middle of the third quarter of this year. Wish me luck !!!!

Another goal was to finish my weight loss challenge from last year. I wanted to lose 60 lbs by the end of 2016 and I made it to 50lbs. I had a few set backs but I am now 4 lbs away from my goal weight and decided to go another 10 lbs to get under 200lbs although I’m not sure about this skinny look on me. But I’m proud and happy all at the same time because I never thought that I would be disciplined enough to do any of this.

I also made a goal to live more, do more and spend more time with family and friends.  The living part has just recently taken off and I’m excited while I thought others were limiting me I realize that I was really limiting myself and I’m hear for the living.  I still don’t do a lot other than working a lot (I got these bills) but I recently just really got on my grind and it is all coming together and easing up.  Hanging with family and friends well I am definitely doing more of that and reaching out more.  I don’t want to be that introverted friend all of the time that’s never around.  So I have started hanging a little more and spending a little more time outside of my home.

Prayer and spending time with God was a major goal for me this year because I be slipping.  I make time with Him daily and I make sure that I am listening more than I am talking.  Building this relationship is the most important thing to me because I have had my doubts as to whether or not He is listening to me and moving around in my life.  But He has shown me over and over again that He is there and He has me covered.  So if I don’t do anything else throughout the day I make sure I give God His time.  What a difference it has made in my life, in my faith, in my relationships, within myself. Truly the best goal that I set for myself.

A couple of ways to get your mojo back with achieving these goals…

  1. Remember your “Why”. Why did you set this goal?  Do you still really want it?  On a scale of 1 to 10 where is it in your priority list? 
  2. Take a step toward the goal.  Just one small step will get you moving again.  JUST ONE!!!! 
  3. Reach out to someone close to you for encouragement and/or a kick in the butt to get moving. 

I have a challenge starting on June 18.  The challenge is called #doitwithpurpose.  For the next 30 days, I am challenging myself, you and everyone else to set one goal that you really want to get done now and post every day one step that you have taken to accomplish that one goal.  The goal for this challenge is to give you the boost that you need to accomplish your goals, to connect you with others that are doing the same thing and to build a community of encouragers.  I am so excited about this challenge.  So we get started on June 18 and with every post use the hashtag #doitwithpurpose and tag me also.  Comment and let me know if you are up for the challenge.

Do you need a reboot in achieving your goals for this year?  Have you fallen off and need some encouragement and guidance? Let me help you, get in touch with me.

Until next time, live simply but extraordinary.

Xoxo,

Zony 🙂

Remain

Remain in God
Remain in Jesus
Remain in the Holy Spirit

Remain was a theme of a Bible study that I was doing and although I have been a little slack in getting it completed. It has been a subtle theme around me lately yet a strong reminder that when I start to lose faith and start to doubt myself and what I am purposed to do I have to remain focused, remain determined, remain productive and remain myself.  I have definitely lost myself a couple of times during my life time but I have become very wise in my growing up.  Again growing up sucks but in order to become better you have to grow up.  In order to walk in your purpose you have to grow up.  I am learning this whole responsibility concept on another level (lets be clear I have always been pretty responsible but I have never liked it).  I honestly just want to disappear into a dream most days because it is so much easier there.  But the Bible study has shown me a different way.  Too often we give up and giving up most times only sets us back and prolongs us from getting to our destination.  The road gets rough and tough.  The road gets exhausting.  The road gets dim but you have to remain in Jesus to maintain yourself.  So stay encouraged while walking in your purpose or whatever direction you are trying to move forward in.  Tough times come but they don’t last.  Remain true to you and what you believe in while going through.

Until next time live simply while making it extraordinary.

Zony 🙂

Purpose Talk 

At one point in my life I found myself pushing everyone around me to be better, to follow their dreams, and to do what they wanted to do. But I wasn’t doing the same for myself so I decided to start practicing what I was preaching and started pushing myself to do better, to be better, and to accomplish and go after all that I want. So moral to this story is be the push you need for yourself and let everyone else that maybe pushing you be the bonus. Keep going!!

It’s September All Ready Sheesh…

September

Man where has the year gone…it seems like this year has flown by.  So much has happened and I am still processing it all everyday.  But life is pretty dang good these days and I am just living one day at a time.

Now lets get to September, as I told you at the beginning of August, at the beginning of the year I titled my months because I wanted to live on purpose and be consistent in 2016.  My word for the year is Consistent and the word for September is Intentional.  When I started naming them I wasn’t strategic in naming them I just knew what words I wanted to live by during this year and implement into my life.

As I sat in my car trying to figure out what I wanted to be intentional about and how I was going to get it across to you all, my faithful few. I came up with nothing 😳.  But as fate would have it I had to take my braids out that same night and instead of watching one of my favorite shows “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” as I always do on Friday nights, I decided to get on YouTube and try to get some direction and wisdom.  I came across a video of Oprah Winfrey giving an empowerment talk at the 2016 Essence Festival. One of the main points that she drove home was that there came a time in her life that she decided to be intentional in every aspect of her life.

Now I was about to figure out what to change the word to if I couldn’t figure out how to explain and use this word for September and then it clicked while I was in the shower.  I have to start being more intentional with myself, with my time, with my space, with God, with prayer, with my family, with my finances, with my business, with my love, and with my life completely.  Although I have been accomplishing a lot of my goals this year, I’ve kind of just been flowing with the waves of life lately.  So September is the month to be more intentional – with you and everything that you want around you.

Goals for September:

  • Be intentional in scheduling my days.
  • Be intentional with my Bible study time.
  • Be intentional with branding and building Simply My Purpose.
  • Be intentional in building different streams of income.

Words of Purpose

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I don’t know how much more I can stress that patience is the key to getting where you want to go.  Anything worth having and keeping isn’t going to happen over night.  One thing I don’t pray for is patience because I know that it is already going to be tested so why ask for extra test (I am not about that life) but one thing that I am grateful is the amount of patience that I already have.  It is definitely being tested these days but I understand why and I am just praying that I pass.

The Confidence Within

 Confidence

Having and keeping confidence hasn’t been easy for me throughout my 35 years of life.  I go through spurts but at my age it is time for me to be consistent in my confidence and stop going through spurts.  No one is perfect and I definitely am not however I strive to be daily.  Perfection can be a rabbit hole if you get caught up so what I like to say is that I will be perfect at being human.

I realize that I will never be 100% perfect and at times I won’t have the best smile or thoughts or make the best decisions but I also realize that I am human and things just aren’t going to be all the way on point all of the time.  But I am confident in KNOWING who I am.  To build confidence you have to be able to look in the mirror and see you…really see you.  Embrace the good, the bad, and the ugly of who you are and grow and evolve.  Improve the areas that you aren’t pleased with.  One thing I like to enforce to my clients is that no one should be able to come up to you and tell you about you without you being able to say “I know this already” (it shouldn’t come as a shock) and your reaction should be one of humbleness and/or ask them how they think you should improve in whatever area they are pointing out.

Build your confidence by believing in yourself and getting to know yourself.  An exercise that I like to do is list at least 15 things that I like/love about myself and reflect on those things. I recently did a list and I have them listed below.

  1. My heart
  2. My smile
  3. My character
  4. My genuineness
  5. My body
  6. My creativeness
  7. My integrity
  8. My spirit
  9. My strong will
  10. My personality
  11. My listening ability and attentiveness
  12. My determination
  13. My morals and foundation
  14. My intelligence
  15. My adventurous nature

Doing this list hasn’t always been easy, I mean it starts off easy in the beginning because at first you are listing things that are on the surface like smile, teeth, and hair but when the surface runs out you have to dig a little deeper within to get to the real good stuff like your pure heart, your compassion, your spirit and so on.  Digging for those attributes should make you ask questions before listing them.  Well is my heart pure and what makes it pure, what is compassion and how often do I show it for it be apart of my list and so on with other areas of the list.

Confidence is built and like a lot of things in life it may take a while to build but it will take no time at all to break it down.  So I am asking you to build your confidence.  Ask yourself, “what do I love about me and what can I improve on?” and as you build … GUARD IT.

A prayer that I like to say is “God show me me as you see me, all of me and help me to grow continually”.

Just believe in you and believe that you are great no matter what!!!!

Take a minute and send me some things that you love about yourself and if you are in a place where you can’t think of anything dig deep the good is there within you.  Hope to hear from you soon.

Zony